Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.

FBI warns of phony cryptocurrency apps aiming to steal money from investors

Cybercriminals are creating fake cryptocurrency investment apps designed to defraud US investors and exploit investment firms, cautions the FBI.

CosmicStrand UEFI malware found in Gigabyte, ASUS motherboards

Chinese-speaking hackers have been using since at least 2016 malware that lies virtually undetected in the firmware images for some motherboards, one of the most persistent threats commonly known as a UEFI rootkit.

Researchers at cybersecurity company Kaspersky called it CosmicStrand but an earlier variant of the threat was discovered by malware analysts at Qihoo360, who named it Spy Shadow Trojan.

It is unclear how the threat actor managed to inject the rootkit into the firmware images of the target machines but researchers found the malware on machines with ASUS and Gigabyte motherboards.  More…

How to create an effective incident report

Learn what incident report templates are, eight steps on how to write an incident report and five software solutions for creating effective incident reports.


Infostealer malware targets Facebook business accounts to capture sensitive data

Ducktail malware tries to hijack the accounts of individuals who use Facebook’s Business and Ads platforms, says WithSecure Intelligence.  More…



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